Deadline is 12/17 for Large Project Program – Apply now!

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The Neighborhood Street Fund (NSF) Large Project Program is now accepting applications for the third and final round of funding from the 2006 voter-approved Bridging the Gap (BTG) Transportation levy. The levy provides $4.5M every three years to select, design and construct larger neighborhood projects identified by the community. 

The application is now available on-line, along with a timeline and a host of other resources to help you complete the application and answer any questions you might have about the process or type of projects that will be competitive. 

Completed applications must be received by December 17, 2012 to be considered.

Any transportation project is eligible if it is large ($100,000 – $750,000), is entirely on existing Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) right-of-way;  and has strong support from its local neighborhood District Council.  In the pictures, you can see how one project established a new sidewalk, curbs, and pedestrian lighting.


After proposals are submitted on 12/17, here’s what happens:

January Each of Seattle’s 13 neighborhood District Councils will forward 3 proposals to SDOT for evaluation, including a preliminary scope and budget. If needed, SDOT will refine the proposed project in consultation with the applicant or to meet construction or design standards.  

February-May  SDOT will complete a high level scope and cost estimate of the projects selected by neighborhood District Councils (up to 39 projects in all).

June Projects will  be ranked by the District Councils and forwarded to the BTG Levy Oversight Committee. 

July The BTG Levy Oversight Committee will evaluate and prioritize projects for funding.

August Oversight committee will make funding recommendations to the Mayor and City Council.

SeptemberNovember 2014 Budget adopted.

Project design work will happen in 2014, with construction taking place in 2015.

The NSF program began in 2007 and at the end of this year, 27 new projects will have been constructed thanks to BTG:

Projects Selected for Funding in 2010

Projects Selected for Funding in 2007